Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Bob Rosenquist for sending what could be the last, last gasp story of the season. From Minnesota of all places! Take it away Bob.
It was an incredible day, November 5, 2016. 72 degrees, calm wind on a Big Marine Lake in Minnesota. We don’t have many days like that in a state that has no mountains or oceans between us and the artic to moderate the polar vortex.
This is not weather bragging, but a clumsy effort to describe a glorious last gasp in my Mom and Dads unrestored Cruiser Inc. 16 foot lapstrake.
Mom and Dad purchased their boat new in 1963 or 1964. The seats, vinyl and the varnish are original. It has been stored for many years in their barn.
A couple of years ago Dad and I purchased a newer used engine that had electric start. Dad had always wanted to get an electric start but just never quite got around to it.
I apologize for mixing pictures from last year but it shows three generations in the boat. Mom, me and my daughter. That is one of the great attributes of Woody Boater. The sharing and promoting of boating and family.